Martinez police report: Elderly woman bilked of funds in scam
02/18/2014 11:43:22 AM PST
02/18/2014 11:43:34 AM PST
The following excerpts are from the Martinez police log:
THURSDAY, FEB. 6 VANDALISM -- It was reported at 6:39 a.m. that someone had smashed windows at a business on Arnold Drive. And, in a separate incident, at 4:42 p.m., someone shattered a rear window of a vehicle that was parked on Green Street. DRUGS -- At 7:02 a.m., police arrested a woman, 43, on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance on Via Cabrera Lane. BURGLARY -- It was reported at 11:21 a.m. that someone had broken into a business on Arnold Drive through a rear window and stolen an undisclosed amount of items. And, in a separate incident, at least two men reportedly attempted to steal carts full of items from a business on Alhambra Avenue.
FRIDAY, FEB. 7 LITTERING -- At 1:39 a.m., it was reported that three men were strewing garbage on Ash Street. STOLEN AUTO -- It was reported at 4:12 a.m. that someone had stolen a vehicle that was parked along Polson Circle. THEFT FROM AUTO -- On Center Avenue at 10:05 a.m., it was reported that a laptop was taken from an unlocked vehicle. Stolen license plate -- It was reported at 1:30 p.m. that someone had stolen a license plate from a vehicle on Warren Street and replaced it with a different one. VANDALISM -- At around 1:48 p.m. on Estudillo Street, someone threw a yard waste can at a vehicle, breaking the rear window. SHOPLIFTING -- It was reported at 4:44 p.m. that someone stole approximately $100 worth of item(s) from a business on Arnold Drive.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8 VANDALISM -- At 12:07 a.m., a resident reported that a home on Richardson Street was egged for the third time. STOLEN AUTO -- It was reported at 8:35 a.m. that a vehicle was stolen from Vine Hill Way. THEFT -- A man, 48, was arrested at 4:57 p.m. on suspicion of stealing item(s) from a business on Arnold Drive. And at 10:10 p.m., someone reported that work gear and school supplies had been stolen out of a backpack in that vicinity. SHOTS FIRED -- A caller reported hearing two shots at around 9:52 p.m. along Buckley Street.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9 FRAUD -- Just after 8:58 a.m. on Arnold Drive, it was reported that two women paid for store merchandise with two counterfeit $10 bills and drove off. VANDALISM -- It was reported at 11:43 a.m. that the snack shack on Morello Park Drive had been broken into during the night and someone had sprayed graffiti. In a separate incident at 12:34 p.m., it was reported that someone vandalized a vehicle near Pine and Susana streets. And at 8:50 p.m., a man was arrested on suspicion of breaking out windows along Escobar Street. BURGLARY -- ON Morello Hills Drive at 12:28 p.m., it was reported that someone burglarized a church office during the night. LITTERING -- At 1:28 p.m., a resident on Deerwood Court reported that someone had tossed many broken beer bottles into a yard. MISCONDUCT -- It was reported that several juveniles on bicycles were behaving in a belligerent manner and trespassing on residents' yards at around 2:01 p.m. near Raap Avenue and K Street. stolen PHONE -- Someone stole a cell phone out of purse while the victim was shopping at around 5:52 p.m. at a business on Arnold Drive.
MONDAY, FEB. 10 THEFT FROM AUTO -- On Fig Tree Lane, it was reported at 9:45 a.m. that someone had broken a vehicle window and stolen a radio. THEFT -- At 11:36 a.m., a caller reported that someone had taken mail from a post office mailbox on Alhambra Avenue. It was reported at 3:43 p.m. that mailboxes had been broken into on Eastgate Lane. And at around 10:30 p.m., it was reported that a man stole a bottle of alcohol from a business on Alhambra Avenue. BURGLARY -- Police arrested a woman, 43, at 6:27 p.m. on suspicion of burglarizing a business on Arnold Drive. Tools had been used to damage the sensors.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11 DRUGS -- A man was arrested at 11:06 a.m. on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and in connection with an outstanding felony warrant, after he was confronted for looking into mailboxes near Silver Lake Place and Chilpancingo Parkway and then wrongly telling the person that he was an investigator with the Concord Police Department. DUI -- Police arrested a woman, 51, at 3:07 p.m. near Allen and Berrellesa streets on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. FRAUD -- On Castro Street, a caller reported identity theft at 3:13 p.m. That information was used to open fraudulent credit card accounts. THEFT -- At around 3:25 p.m., two men and one woman were seen consuming items and putting merchandise in a shopping cart at an Arnold Drive business. A woman, 32, was arrested on suspicion of theft as she was loading things into a vehicle.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12 THEFT -- At 8 a.m., it was reported that merchandise was stolen from a business on Alhambra Avenue. FRAUD -- On Scenic Avenue, a woman, 72, reported at 12:48 p.m. that a man had called asking for $4,000 to bail her son out of jail. The victim transferred the funds, and then called her son, who knew nothing about the incident. HIT-and-RUN -- It was reported at 4:47 p.m. that a woman, 50, who was later arrested, had struck a parked minivan on Alhambra Avenue. FIGHTING -- At 6:40 p.m., police arrested a woman, 21, on suspicion of alcohol-related disorderly conduct after a fight with another woman behind a business on Arnold Drive. TOOLS -- A man, 33, was arrested on suspicion of possession of burglary tools and being under the influence of a controlled substance at 11 p.m. at Highway 4 and Morello Avenue.